The program will begin with a two-week intensive seminar and technical workshops, followed by a four-week period to create projects working closely with individual mentors. Each mentor will work with four students.
Debi Cornwall is a conceptual documentary artist and filmmaker who returned to visual expression in 2014 after a 12-year career as a civil-rights lawyer. Marrying dark humor with structural critique, she employs still and moving images along with testimony and archival materials to examine American state-created realities in the post-9/11 era. Necessary Fictions Radius Books, her latest book on the staging and performance of American power in immersive, realistic military wargames, was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and shortlisted for the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles Photo-Text Book Award. Please visit Debi’s website for her complete bio and to see samples of her projects.
Kent Klich was born in 1952 in Sweden. He studied psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and photography at the International Center of Photography, NY. He joined Magnum in 1998 and left in 2002. His work is noted for a strong commitment to social issues and has worked with street children and drug addicts in Denmark. In 2001 he collaborated with the author Herta Müller on a project and book Children of Ceausescu detailing the HIV crisis among Romanian children. For more details and to see samples of his projects, please visit Kent’s extensive website.
Monica Alcazar-Duarte is a British-Mexican cultural interventionist non-fiction photographer. Born in Mexico City and being a migrant, has deeply influenced her way of thinking and seeing. Her projects are, at some level, acts of survival. A personal, private attempt that grows into a need of getting together with the public. Anchored to meticulous research, Monica’s works question the very essence of what moves things, and serve as intervention into the carving of socio-political apathy, as well as a way to break the biases and the current status quo. Please visit Monica’s website for her complete bio and to see samples of her projects.